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For the latest Woollahra Council news, browse the list of current news items below.

Other community news may also be sourced from local media including The Wentworth Courier, Eastern Suburbs Life, Latté Life and Eastside Radio 89.7FM.

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Community Capacity Survey

Published: 22 September 2017

Woollahra Council is excited to launch the third Community Capacity Survey. Micromex Research have contracted to carry out the community survey during October 2017.

Woollahra Councillors Announced

Published: 15 September 2017

The 15 elected Councillors for Woollahra for the period September 2017 – September 2020 have been announced.

Street Weed Control Program 2017-2018

Published: 23 August 2017

We will be commencing our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Monday 4 September 2017.

2018 Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme - Call for nominations

Published: 18 August 2017

Do you know of a piece of Woollahra’s history and heritage that deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated? If so, Woollahra Plaques Advisory Committee would like to hear from you.

Woollahra Council provides $130,000 in grants to support local community initiatives

Published: 17 August 2017

More than $130,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 32 local community groups and charities to support the vital work they do in the Woollahra community in this latest round of grant funding.

Local Government Elections 2017 - UPDATE

Published: 14 August 2017

On Saturday 9 September 2017 the election of 15 Councillors for Woollahra Municipal Council will take place.

Broadleaf Weed Control Program August 2017

Published: 2 August 2017

Woollahra Council is preparing to undertake its annual Broadleaf weed eradication program at parks, reserves and sports fields throughout the Woollahra Municipality. Council is specifically targeting bindii before seeding in early spring. Treatment will commence on Monday 14 August (weather permitting).

Government decision to call off forced mergers a win for local democracy

Published: 27 July 2017

Woollahra Council welcomes today’s announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to call off all pending council mergers.

The 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is now open

Published: 5 July 2017

Australia's richest art prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, is now open until Wednesday 30 August 2017.

Weed Management Legislation is Changing

Published: 30 June 2017

The NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in September 2015 and comes into effect 1 July 2017. It replaces the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Local Government Elections 2017

Published: 2 June 2017

Are you interested in becoming a local elected representative?

NSW Government places the Fire and Emergency Services Levy on hold

Published: 25 May 2017

The NSW Government has announced that they will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to ensure small to medium businesses do not face an unreasonable burden in their contribution to the State's fire and emergency services.

Free garden mulch available to residents

Published: 13 April 2017

Did you know that Woollahra Council provides FREE garden mulch to residents? 

It is available for collection from the Gunyah carpark in Watsons Bay.  

Construction begins on Woollahra's first synthetic sports field

Published: 15 December 2016

Construction is underway at Woollahra Oval No. 1 to install Woollahra's first synthetic sports field.

National Asbestos Awareness Month 2016

Published: 15 November 2016

November is Asbestos Awareness month, and a perfect time to find out more about asbestos safety around the home.

Councillor Toni Zeltzer re-elected as Mayor & Councillor Susan Wynne re-elected Deputy Mayor.

Published: 27 September 2016

Councillor Toni Zeltzer was re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra at the Mayoral election held on Monday 26 September 2016. Councillor Susan Wynne was re-elected as the Deputy Mayor of Woollahra.

Cross Street Car Park Cinema Proposal - Public Briefing Paper

Published: 26 July 2016

Woollahra Council has selected Palace Cinemas, in a consortium with Built and Axiom Properties Ltd, as the preferred proponent for the potential redevelopment of Council’s Cross Street Double Bay Car Park.

Lyne Park, Rose Bay - Seawall Reconstruction - Stage two

Published: 31 May 2016

Stage two is now ready for construction and will commence on Thursday 2 June.  It will start at the end of the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal and extend for approximately 60 lineal metres.

Important Boat Trailer Parking Change

Published: 23 May 2016

From 1 July 2016 boat trailers will no longer be permitted to park on any public road or land for longer than 28 days within the Woollahra Council Area.

Double Bay Library is moving!

Published: 20 April 2016

The Double Bay Library and the Local History Centre are now closed, while we relocate to our exciting new library in the main shopping hub of Double Bay. The new library is expected to open at the end of May.

Small Business Friendly Councils

Published: 12 April 2016

Woollahra Municipal Council is proud to be 'small business friendly' as part of the state-wide initiative, The Small Business Friendly Councils Program.

2016 Citizenship Awards

Published: 21 March 2016

Congratulations to 2016 Citizen of the Year Award winner Isabelle Shapiro. Read more about Isabelle and the other 2016 award recipients.

Yarranabbe Park welcomes Sea's Nest

Published: 12 February 2016

Yarranabbe Park in Rushcutters Bay is now home to a new public artwork titled ‘Sea’s Nest’.

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